New Memoir Reveals Colorful Childhood and Rich Life Worth Telling

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Author Chuck Brummel tells his story at the same time leaving sure family legacy.

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This tale tells readers of a myriad tips and encouragements on how humans can deal with life and how to be survivor and a winner at the end of the day.

Inspired by the desire to let the younger generation of the family know more about where they came from, author Chuck Brummel painstakingly revisited his childhood, relived memories of the past, to come up with a detailed picture of his humble beginnings. “CAN LITTLE CHUCKIE COME OUT AND PLAY NOW?” narrates a personal journey of what they call ‘from rags to riches’.

From a dysfunctional family, Brummel has experienced a tough childhood — him having to go back and forth living with his mom, next with his dad; recalling a time where he had to live in foster care. Prone to temptations Brummel also walked the path of juvenile delinquents; with smoking, drinking, shoplifting, and petty theft being a part of his younger days.

When he decided to live a straight life, to start anew, that is where the road to success began. Filled with his early escapades as a child, his hard work in school and in his chosen occupations, this insightful memoir not only presents a simple life story of the author. This tale tells readers of a myriad tips and encouragements on how humans can deal with life and how to be survivor and a winner at the end of the day.

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About the Author
Chuck Brummel calls himself a late bloomer. He graduated from a small rural school in 1957, started at University of Oregon in the fall term, but dropped out in the middle of the second term and joined the US Army, where he served three years. He was married and a father by age 21; when he was discharged from the US Army, he went to work as a manager trainee for a consumer finance company, and managed branches in Richmond, Cal., Albuquerque, N.M., Long Beach, Cal., and Eugene, Oregon. Ten years later, he resigned from the consumer finance business and joined a community bank as a consumer loan officer in 1971, became the President of the bank in 1974, and retired after 31 years as the CEO and Chairman of the Board. He graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 1992 with a B.S. in Business Administration at age 53. He took his first snow skiing lesson at age 49, became a coast guard certified sail boater by age 61, a licensed VFR pilot at age 57, and also did his first of many white water rafting trips at age 44 and for several years thereafter, eventually doing solo white water rafting with his wife Peggy, and sometimes with friends. He took a class at the local community college in writing your own memoir at age 65, and began writing his shortly thereafter. However, now at age 74, he has just completed his project. He says that this is the first time in his life that he has ever looked back. Brummel has kept his eye on the present and the future, but never the past, until now.

My Way: “Grow where you are planted”
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 614 pages; 9781493173570
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